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THE ATLANTA CONSTITl.JI'ION has long been one of the Television Station WSB has given strong, unusual and staunchest supporters of OEO, with numerous signed consistent support to a ll OEO programs, not only in and unsigned editorials supporting all programs for

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its news coverage but in repeated edi torial support the poor.

Editor Gene Patterson and editorial from Ray Moore and his staff, and in the excel lent

cartoonist Cliff Baldowski have been typical of the editorial cartoons of Bi ll Danie l s. support given by all the Constitution staff.


The Atlanta Journal ·has given great support to the Office.of Economic Opportunity and its legislation,

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Judge James Barrow - Athens, Ga,


In recognition of 0udge Barrow's outstanding· civic activities· in assistin~ in the format ion o f t he Community Ac tion Agency serving a mu l ti-county area , and for hi s valuable ass istance in t h e operation of the Athens Adult High School , a OEO funded adult education program, the Urban Service Award is presented to Judge Barrow,

particularly through editorial endorseme~t, the


personal c~lumns of Reese Cleghorn, and editorial


cartoons by L6u Eri~kson.



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�Father Edward 0. Waldron, Rector, St. Alban 1 s Episcopal Church, Augusta, Georgia Board Member - Richmond Economic Opportunity Council, Augusta, Ga.

Dr. William Holmes Borders, Pastor of Wheat Street Baptist Church. In Recognition of your profound concern for the welfare of all men, for your dedication in extending your ministeral duties from the pulpit to the community to meet, not only the spiritual needs of those you serve, but their need for housing, food, and better jobs; for your insurmountable efforts to meet with any group, to speak fo F any person, and to work for any cause that motivates, upgrades, and uplifts mankind toward a better life.

In recognition of your extreme concern for the problems of the poor in the Cit y of Aug usta and of Richmond Count y . For your Christian dedication as you worked unselfishly and untiringly to arouse yo ur community to become concerned also of their impoverished brothers in their midst until the need to activate a broadly based anti-poverty program to provide opportunities for these families to live and enjoy a better life was recognized .c·{. ,.'\ l c(~ c-c..· , ,,. ci

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Mr s. Earl Metzger, Jr. In recognition of your service as a volunteer civic worker in the interest of uplifting of your fellow citizens and your community.



Mrs. Mattie Ansley

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Emplo yee - Atlanta Concentrated Employment Program, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.

In recognition of the services rendered as Director of the "Volunteer Task For.ce 11 a training program for more effective vol unt eer service by members of the Atlanta Community, in the many social agencies and programs in fi ghting the 11 War on Poverty".

In recognition of yo ur hard work and outstanding services rendered in organizing yo ur Community in fighting the poverty,


�William W. Allison, Deputy Administrator of Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. In recognition of your keen awareness of problems, untiring service and dedicated efforts in the coordination of res·ources of Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., State and Local Governments and the Atlanta Co~munity in developing and implem~nting unique and effective approaches in fighting the" War on Poverty" in the city of Atlanta.

Mr. Dan Sweat - Director of Governmental Liasson for City of Atlanta

. ,i For outstanding service in the development of the anti-poverty program in Atlanta and for recog nition of your effective coordination of governmental agencies and programs with the Mayor's office to alleviate the problems of the poor and provide for them a better life in the City of Atlanta.

Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones President of Woodruff Foundation and recently appointed Chairman of President Johnson's National Advisory Committee for Health Facilities. ·

the importance of these educational and employment

For outstanding and dynamic leadership as Chairman of the Board of Econom i c Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., one of the first funded anti-poverty programs in the nation.

programs, and has tried to lead businessmen to understand and support them.

Mr. Sterne was president of

the Chamber last year when the organization went on

For your never ceasing dedication to Civic concern for the city of Atlanta and your country as you seek to make this a better world in which to live .


record supporting OEO and endorsing all sound efforts to help the poor h e lp themse l ves.



Mr. Charles 0. Emmerich

Posthumous Award


I n recogniti on of your outstanding and dynami c leadership as mayor of one of the most progressive me tropol itan cities of the South and the nation .



You , as a lead er1 have e xhibi ted a k een and deep awareness and concern for the citizens you serve. You have soughl and made effective inroads into the alleviation of problems coxi s ting within yolir city in yo ur effort to make Atlanta a b e tter p l ace12:56, 29 December 2017 (EST)~ for all citize ns, especially those who are the l ess fortunate.




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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor - Ci ty of Atl anta


rendered by the . . f the valuable services In recognition o . h the first Exe cutive ' 1 ate Mr. Cha rles O : Emmeric ortunity Atlanta, Inc. Director of Economic Opp b d s a dedicated pioneer Mr. Emmerich will be r~memH:r:il~ go down in history in the "War on Poverty f. se he truly believed as a "soldier who died or a cau


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The Athens Banner-Herald and the D·aily News have reported regularly and accurately on OEO programs, and on al l efforts in their covera ge area to help the poor help themselves.





Recognition ~ given to 'ofle~:5ea your leadersh i p in times of stress, e spe c iall y f or your willingness t o riskJ and your unusual ability to lead your city to a~ effective understand ing of the prob l ems of the A citi zens you serve.


Recog n i tion must be given to the unselfish way y ou have shared your experience and wisdom with othe r c i ties throughout the nation who call on you . Atlant a is i ndeed fo rtunat e to tave you as a Ma y or a nd OEO is proud to make this award) t t('recogni t ion of your services.





Mrs. Virginia Barfield, Director, Lower Chat-· ! tahoochee Community Action Agency, Inc., co- ! lumbus, Georgia


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br. Vivian Hende rson-- Pres ident , Clark Col lege, Atlanta, Georgia In recognit ion of the outstanding servi c e y ou have r endered no t only to the youth at Clark Colleg e but for your interest in National problems and concerns--------.

In re~ognition of Mrs. Barfield's outstanding work in accomplishing the coordination of local resources in the establishment of the l1J.@ Center (Mental Intellectual Development) at Columbus, Georgia. MIND is designed to take low income persons with less than an 8~h grade education and upgrade them educatio_nally 2 to 4 grade levels i·n 8 to h 1 10 weeks, w_i e also upgrading them socially and environmentally and . , secures Jobs for tne (oYR~)

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For recognition of your service as a member o f the National Advisory Committees on Manpower and of the Upward Bound Programs and the Pres i dent's Commiss ion on Rural Poverty .


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graduates. The Urban Service Award is presented1 to Mrs. Barfield.

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(~) For the generous and graciousn ess in mak ing your fa ciliti es of Clark College avail abl e to the Office of Economic Opportunity for the training of Community Ac tion Agen c y staff and Board Memb ers.

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